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Buying or selling a used motorcycle or moped
 

If you are selling a used motorcycle privately in Ontario, you must buy a used-vehicle information package (UVIP). (You do not need one if you are selling a moped.) The package is available from any Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office, ServiceOntario Kiosks and online at www.serviceontario.ca.

This package, which the seller must show to potential buyers, has a description of the motorcycle, its registration and lien history in Ontario, and the average wholesale and retail values for its model and year. It also includes information about retail sales tax. The seller gives the UVIP to the buyer.

Sellers of both motorcycles and mopeds must remove their licence plates, sign the vehicle transfer portion of the vehicle permit and give it to the buyer. Sellers must keep the plate portion of the permit.

The buyer must take the UVIP (except if buying a moped) and the vehicle portion of the permit to a Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office to register as the new owner within six days of the sale.

Before buyers can put their own plates on their new vehicle, they must have:

  • The licence plates validated, if not already valid
  • The vehicle portion of the permit issued for that vehicle
  • The licence plate number recorded on the plate portion of the vehicle permit
  • Valid safety standards certificate (does not apply to mopeds)
  • The minimum insurance required under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
Example of an Ontario government booklet about buying and selling used vehicles